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The Frieze Weekend Planner

The Frieze Weekend Planner

Every year when Frieze comes to town, London lights up with thousands of gallery openings, public art installations, and powerful museum shows.  Now's the time not only to visit Frieze and Frieze Masters in Regent's Park, but to plan a few walks around this beautiful city and marvel at all the incredible art there is to discover. Where to begin?

With this in mind, we've asked our most in-the-know friends in the art world what their top destinations are for visual inspiration (and the occasional nibble), both during Frieze and throughout the year.

Below, a weekend agenda for art lovers, courtesy of S&B and friends.

[Alison Ross Green]
VIP Advisor to Frieze Masters

Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds at the British Museum

The Sir John Soane Museum: I've always LOVED this museum, inspiring in every way.

The National Gallery's permanent collection is always inspiring and I'm excited to see their new show, Beyond Caravaggio opening 12th October.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Supper at Emmaus, 1601 © The National Gallery, London

Pippa Small Upstairs supports her ethical projects in Panama, Afghanistan, Bolivia. I love discovering new crafts, glassware, and objects from her project travels.

SEEDS is a new destination that's creative and inspiring. Currently there's a fantastic show called "Martino Gamper and Friends" where designer Martino Gamper and a group of designers have collaborated on a series of new works shown exclusively at SEEDS.
Photo: Damian Griffiths

Rose Uniacke, Pimlico Road

[James Pyner]
Co-Founder, Post Box Gallery

Well worth a visit, the Sunday Art Fair shows much younger, more cutting-edge galleries.

Ordovas has a great show called Artists & Lovers. Blue chip work in a new context. There is a marvellous Frida Kahlo. 
Installation view. Photography by Mike Bruce

Rodolfo Aricò at Luxembourg & Dayan
Rodolfo Aricò, Assonometria Verde, 1968-9. Courtesy of Luxembourg & Dayan

If it's a nice day a Shoreditch Street Art Tours is a great thing to do. Changes every week as graffiti gets replaced and reworked. You can do it as part of an organised group or just wander yourself. Good reason to look up at the buildings around you.
Artist: Thierry Noir

[Silka Rittson-Thomas]
Curator & Owner, Tuk Tuk Flower Studio

Jim Nutt at the new Cabinet Gallery space in Vauxhall.

The shows at the Serpentine right now are great.  Nice to visit and pair with a walk around Hyde Park.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An Autumn Lexicon; Installation View, Serpentine Gallery  Photo © Hugo Glendinning

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth
Framed and Frame (Miniature Reproduction "Chinatown Wishing Well" Built by Mike Kelley after "Miniature Reproduction 'Seven Star Cavern' Built by Prof. H.K. Lu"), ("Frame" section, detail)1999. Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All Rights Reserved / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Rennie Collection, Vancouver.Courtesy the Foundation and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Ken Adlard

Ed Ruscha at Gagosian Gallery
Ed Ruscha, Bio, Biology, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 72 × 124 inches (182.9 × 315 cm) © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy Gagosian

Peter Wächtler at the Chisenhale Gallery.
Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2016. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy of the artist.

Costermongering at Belmacz Gallery which is a little gallery opposite Claridge's that combines art with beautiful jewellery and accessories.

[Micaela Boas]
Director of Outset Family

The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern to see the new Philippe Parreno installation. 
Exhibition view, Philippe Parreno, H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS , Park Avenue Armory, 2015 © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy Pilar Corrias, Barbara Gladstone, Esther Schipper

From this week at the Tate Britain, you'll be able to see the work of the four Turner Prize finalists, along with Pablo Bronstein's live performance piece, Historical Dances in an Antique Setting.
Michael Dean, Sic Glyphs, 2016 © The Artist, courtesy of Herald St, London
Josephine Pryde, Für Mich 2, 2014 © The Artist, courtesy Simon Lee Gallery, London
Helen Marten, Night-blooming genera, 2015 (detail) © The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ
Anthea Hamilton, Project for Door (After Gaetano Pesce), 2015 © The Artist

Wilfredo Lam at the Tate
The Sombre Malembo, God of the Crossroads,1943.The RudmanTrust
© SDO Wifredo Lam

Opus Anglicanum: Masters of Embroidery at the Victoria & Albert Museum
© The Victoria & Albert

Rodeo gallery, the newly opened outpost of Sylvia Kouvali's Istanbul Gallery. Currently showing: James Richards and Leslie Thornton

Another new gallery, Southard Reid, is also worth checking out.
Edward Thomasson, installation view.

Piotr Lakomy at The Sunday Painter in Peckham.

The new Arcadia Missa arts space is also worth checking out in South London.

[Roberta Moore]
Gallerist, Roberta Moore Contemporary
The Tate Britain is the founding Tate Gallery, which holds the largest collection of British works.
© Tate Photography

The Royal Academy of Arts is home to an ever-changing programme of exciting and beautifully curated block-buster exhibitions: Abstract Expressionism has just opened and is a must-see.
Installation view. © David Parry

The Line is London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.  Opened in May 2015, it runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2. The aim is to get people to engage with modern and contemporary art whilst discovering this part of London.
Eduardo Paolozzi, Vulcan. Photo: Luis Veloso

The Wallace Collection is one of the best private collections of art and a beautiful place to visit.

The Leighton House Museum is a true hidden gem…

[Bodil Blain]
Co-founder, Cru Kafe

Borna Sammak at Sadie Coles.
File Your Taxes Upstairs, 2016. © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Annette Kelm at Herald St Gallery.
Courtesy Herald St. Gallery

Helen Marten at The Serpentine.
Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House; Installation View, Serpentine Sackler Gallery (29 September – 20 November 2016); Photo © Annik Wetter

Jamian Juliano-Villani at Studio Voltaire
Image Courtesy Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.

Petra Cortright at Carl Kostyál Gallery.
Courtesy Carl Kostyál Gallery.

[Betty Jackson CBE RDI]
Master of the RSA Royal Designers; Trustee at Intoart

After a day at Frieze, head out east to Bistrotheque – delicious food served in a lovely white space by charming people. Or, just sit at the bar and down a few house cocktails!

In town and not far from Regents Park is the new Clipstone. After the Chop House in Clerkenwell and Portland in Gt. Portland St, this is Will Lander and Dan Morgenthau's 3rd restaurant. It’s a new modern menu - great for lunch, fab wine list and always interesting people to see there.

One of my fave galleries is Southard Reid for Prem Sahib (love his work!) and Celia Hempton.
Installation view of Prem Sahib's 2015 exhibition, Side On. Courtesy of Southard Reid.

If you can face the trip, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is wonderful. Already looking forward to the Vanessa Bell show next year.

For a bit of shopping in Central London, Dover Street Market on Haymarket is a visual feast. Established and new designers displayed in the most exciting way possible – it’s a wonderful way to shop and then collapse upstairs at Rose Bakery for tea and delicious home made cake. Plus, they have a a lot of special installations and events during Frieze.

[Frieze Preview]
We took a whirl around Frieze yesterday and our highlights are below.

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